OBITUARY

Walter "Buddy" Edward Ogden Sr.

September 7, 1926January 4, 2019
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Walter Edward Ogden, Sr., 92, of Madison Heights who was born on September 7, 1926, passed away on January 4, 2019, after a courageous eight month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen Morris Ogden.

Also surviving are his children, Walter E."Tadpole” Ogden, Jr. and his wife Brenda, Gayle Ogden Wyatt and her husband Ronnie and Dawn Schmitz. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Todd Richeson, W.E. “WE” Ogden, III, William F. Ogden and Skylar Schmitz, as well as, his great grandchildren, Matthew Wells, Shelton Richeson, Jordan Richeson, Caleb Ogden and Bella Ogden. Further, his is survived by his brothers and sisters, William H. Ogden, Sr., Dorothy Hunt, Thomas K. Ogden, Barbara Dawson, Larry Ogden and Larion Ogden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Fairfax Ogden, Sr. and Ruby Doss Ogden, his grandson, John Nelson Ogden, and his brothers, Ashby Lee Ogden, John Otis Ogden and Raymond F. Ogden, Jr.

He was employed for over 40 years with the Mead Corporation in Lynchburg as the lead pipe fitter. Prior to his work, he served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Charles R. Ware. He was a 1988 graduate of the Amherst County Bible Institute and a member of Christ Community Church in Monroe, where he served as deacon emeritus.

A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Pastor Glenn Shelton officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park, where Military Honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 16.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church, the Monelison Rescue Squad or to the Monelison Fire Department.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

  • FAMILY

  • Walter is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen Morris Ogden. Also surviving are his children, Walter E."Tadpole” Ogden, Jr. and his wife Brenda, Gayle Ogden Wyatt and her husband Ronnie and Dawn Schmitz. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Todd Richeson, W.E. “WE” Ogden, III, William F. Ogden and Skylar Schmitz, as well as, his great grandchildren, Matthew Wells, Shelton Richeson, Jordan Richeson, Caleb Ogden and Bella Ogden. Further, his is survived by his brothers and sisters, William H. Ogden, Sr., Dorothy Hunt, Thomas K. Ogden, Barbara Dawson, Larry Ogden and Larion Ogden.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd Richeson
  • WE Ogden
  • William Ogden
  • Shelton Richeson
  • Jordan Richeson
  • Matthew Wells
  • DONATIONS

  • Christ Community Church
  • Monelison Rescue Squad
  • Monelison Fire Department

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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Walter "Buddy" Edward Ogden Sr.

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Casey Hundley

January 9, 2019

Praying for your family in this hard time. Casey, Will, Mellissa, and Keith Hundley

David Bowman

January 8, 2019

The Man I knew as Buddy was a honest hardworking man! I enjoyed hearing many of his stories about being a Pipe fitter (one of the best) and how he was the one you went to fix and repair things when nobody else could. He was proud of his Military service and heard many great stories I'm thankful for his service! He was proud and loved working his garden and being able to share his fruits of his labor to his family and friends. But most important was his personal relationship with Jesus Christ! If you ever got the honor to hear him say a prayer it was beautiful and straight from his heart! Buddy you will be truly missed but we all know you are in Heaven! One day we will see each other again!
My thoughts and prayers are with Helen and the family!
Your Friend
David Bowman

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Walter Edward Ogden, Sr., 92, of Madison Heights who was born on September 7, 1926, passed away on January 4, 2019, after a courageous eight month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen Morris Ogden.

Also surviving are his children, Walter E."Tadpole” Ogden, Jr. and his wife Brenda, Gayle Ogden Wyatt and her husband Ronnie and Dawn Schmitz. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Todd Richeson, W.E. “WE” Ogden, III, William F. Ogden and Skylar Schmitz, as well as, his great grandchildren, Matthew Wells, Shelton Richeson, Jordan Richeson, Caleb Ogden and Bella Ogden. Further, his is survived by his brothers and sisters, William H. Ogden, Sr., Dorothy Hunt, Thomas K. Ogden, Barbara Dawson, Larry Ogden and Larion Ogden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Fairfax Ogden, Sr. and Ruby Doss Ogden, his grandson, John Nelson Ogden, and his brothers, Ashby Lee Ogden, John Otis Ogden and Raymond F. Ogden, Jr.

He was employed for over 40 years with the Mead Corporation in Lynchburg as the lead pipe fitter. Prior to his work, he served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Charles R. Ware. He was a 1988 graduate of the Amherst County Bible Institute and a member of Christ Community Church in Monroe, where he served as deacon emeritus.

A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Pastor Glenn Shelton officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park, where Military Honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 16.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Whitten Monelison Chapel and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church, the Monelison Rescue Squad or to the Monelison Fire Department.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.